Thursday, May 2, 2019

A touch of beauty....


First I want to share a bit of good news....our prayers have been answered as far as Roger's kidney(s) are concerned.    Remember he had to have CT scans  (one with and one without contrast) because something was seen on his left kidney during a scan of his lung.  Well, these scans showed more than one 'thing' and showed them on both, but they are just CYSTS!  There was no blood flow to them...none at all.  And it is best to just leave them be as long as they don't interfere with  anything, and were they are they are not likely to.

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My nephew, Glen, was laid to rest yesterday.  It has been a strange week...Roger cannot stop thinking about him.  And as I told him, I doubt there is/was ever a day that I didn't think of Glen...or very few.  Even though I didn't email him every day.  But he usually sent me funny things at least a couple times a week.

And I had just remembered this coming weekend is the Kentucky Derby, and we almost always watched it 'together'....he in Indianapolis in his home and me in mine.  LOL  We emailed back and forth during the 'pre race stuff.'   That has just been our way of communicating...we may email each other two or three or four times a day for two or three days and then not email for a month...other than his funny things, and my reply to them. 

But since Roger's stroke, he was the one I always used for the correct information....or if Sarah wondered about something that her dad used to could have helped her with...I would email Glen.  He had muscular dystrophy and has been house bound for a few years, but before that, he could do about anything that needed to be done mechanically....plumbing, motors, just whatever, if he wanted to do it, he would figure out how.  If he told you something, you could bank on it being right.  And the funny thing is, I had had two or three things I needed to ask him, but I just couldn't seem to sit down and get the email written.

He was a big guy....but oh, so tenderhearted for anything with fur, I guess you could say.  He and his wife fed the squirrels, birds, and cats...oh, and an opossum.   He worried about any of them being cold...

He is the one that spent summers with us...he is mentioned several times in other posts labeled childhood...

But I will hush for now.  Hope I can get back to blogging now.  Just could not do it before yesterday was over with.

16 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I am so very sorry. What a great loss this is for you! Sounds like he was a friend to all. But what wonderful news about Roger! I have been praying for him, and know that God answered all the prayers. With such news, both wonderful and awful, you must be in an emotional turmoil!

Sandra said...

I am so sorry to read this about Glen. my heart hurts for your hurting heart. I am so very happy to hear they are cysts and nothing to worry about. I know that has to be a huge relief...

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Glen's passing is the kind that is one of the most hard to get over. But you can find joy in having had such a great friend. A lot of us never have that. Each year when the Kentucky Derby runs, you will have fond memories of him, that's for sure.
xx, Carol

happyone said...

So sorry for your loss. Sounds like you have many happy memories.

Wanted to ask you about the stainless steel clothespins.
I've looked them up on line and there are so many to choose from.
What brand are yours? I like the colors on them.

Susan said...

Such good news about your husband's tests! That's reassuring! Glen sounds like he was a treasure, in more ways than one. I know you will miss him. Maybe he'll still be watching the derby with you, just a little farther away. I think like that about my husband. I believe they are closer than we imagine.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, so sorry about your loss of your nephew. Sending my prayers for you and your family. I am happy that Roger had good news on the kidney CT.
The dogwood blooms are lovely.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I trust that the many happy memories you have of Glenn will be a comfort now and in the days to come.

Leigh said...

Good and sad news together, sigh. I am so sorry to hear about Glen. So fortunate you were so close. But that's awfully good news about Roger. And that, I'm very glad to hear.

Granny Marigold said...

So sorry to hear about your nephew and friend's death. He will surely be missed.
Good news about your husband's test results. You could do with some good news right about now.

Granny Marigold said...

I just read your comment on my blog and I thought I'd answer your question about the wry neck right here. DH's head sort of angled to one side and hurt badly if he tried to straighten up. It stayed like that for a few days and has been getting better. He tried a rolled up towel around his neck but ended up taking it off. He used the heating pad and also ice. Who knows what actually helped or not.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my Rose...I can't add to any other words that have already been posted here. May your broken heart mend in time & the good, happy, memories console you.

Good news they were cysts. That was a releif, I'm sure.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ps...pretty flowers. What are they?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Good news about Roger! I know the feeling about getting back into the swing of things after a death in the family, it certainly takes the wind out of your sails for a few days:)

Small City Scenes said...

The dogwood flowers are beautiful and what a great shot to tell us about your nephew. So sorry. I know you will miss him. You will say to yourself 'oh I have to tell Glen' and then remember. I do that all the time whith a friend that left us all too soon.
Smile
MB

ElaineH said...

This is just stunning! Gorgeous color and light. A beautiful image!

betty-NZ said...

I, too, am sorry for your loss. And, I celebrate your good news about Roger. God is so good!